SEND provision is educational provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for others of the same age. This means provision that goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements normally provided as part of high quality first teaching. Schools must use their best endeavours to deliver the right provision to meet the child’s special educational needs.
How will the school support my child?
- High Quality First Teaching – this is the teaching that your child will receive every day. This will be differentiated to meet the needs of all children.
- High Expectations – all staff have high expectations of all pupils regardless of their SEND.
- SEND Support – this can be one or more of a variety of methods and may be delivered within the classroom or in another space on the school site. At The Ark Federation we use various forms of intervention these include: small group work, 1:1 support, special resources and physical equipment. These are delivered by a variety of people including class teachers and teaching assistants.
- Specialist Support – for some children specialist support from an external agency may be necessary. Any visits by external agencies will require parental consent.
Who will oversee and plan my child’s support?
The class teacher and SENDCo will agree on the intervention to be put in place, this will be shared with and added to on consultation with the parents. The delivery and impact of the intervention will be monitored by the class teacher with the support of the SENDCo. Details of interventions/support will be recorded by the class teacher on your child’s My Plan, copies of which will be shared with the teaching assistants who work with your child and the SENDCO.